With every year comes a group of new rookies. A guy like Cam Newton detonates on contact.
Some performers like Cam’s Panthers back-up Jimmy Clausen fairly or unfairly falls short of their inclusion in broadcast conversations that were repeated daily for months straight after the previous NFL season ended.
Then you have the third group that becomes top-shelf talent after spending a year or two of giving their blood, sweat and tears to the game.
Here are five of these guys that we feel will do it big in 2012.
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